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in the north bay. >> a california democrat upset about the obamacare web site tell us us what she would do if she were in charge. abc7 at 6:00 starts now. >>> good evening. i'm amy ama daetz. the family of a teen killed by a sheriff deputy will be filing a lawsuit. today we are learning more about the deputy who killed the teen. cornell bernard talked to man who said he feared for his life when the officer was quick to pull a gun on him as well. he joins us live from santa rosa. reporter: jeff westbrook says he, too, is mourning the loss of andy lopez. the memorial to him continues to grow. the deputy who shot lopez is the same man who pulled a gun on westbrook during a routine traffic stop. >> at this time i just looked at him point blank at the barrel of a gun. >> he said he and an employee feared for their lives beforing a stopped on highway 101 for make ang unsafe lane change. he says the sheriff's deputy who made the stop seemed agitated when he approached his car. >> i looked to -- i looked back up there was a gun, and he is screaming, turn the vehicle off. at that point i put my han
-flops. >>> a federal appeals court ruling over a key obamacare mandate is likely to start another healthcare battle in the u.s. supreme court. at issue is a provision in the affordable care act that requires employers with 50 or more workers to provide coverage for contraceptives or pay a fine. an ohio based company sued, claiming it affected their rights there has been jot range over the federal exchange site that overseize obamacare. today it was up and rung tonight. engineers fixed the troublesome tech nick cool -- technical problems and democrats are calling the site0s shortcomings unacceptable. >> i felt and i said this directly to the president's chief of staff, they ought to take down the web site until it was right. >> applications for affordable care are still ahead of signups for president bush's medical act that gave elderly americans a prescription drug benefit. >> a new poll shows older americans are standing firmly against cuts to social security benefits. civics in ten people aged 50 and older oppose the way cost of living raises are calculated or raising the eligibility age for full
your children. >> and what does this cupcake shop have to do with signing up for obamacare? and so why do people calling this business in hopes of getting healthcare? we'll explain. >> nothing spooky now but a little chilly outside. what will it be for the rest of your day? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and they finally activated the metering lights over at the bay bridge so that means a big traffic jam. we'll show you more coming up. >>> thank you, liz. good morning, everyone. it's thursday, october 31. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:30. >>> and we got some developing news at this hour. 6.6 earthquake hit eastern taiwan. the usgs says the quake hit in a remote mountainous area. it was strong enough though for buildings in the capital of taipei to sway. no reports though of serious damage or injuries yet. weaver monitoring the news feeds out of -- we are monitoring the news feeds out of taiwan and we'll bring you the latest information as it comes in. >>> a number of people are recovering from dog bites after two dogs bit them a little before 9:00 last ni
under obamacare z a special report on a one-year anniversary of super storm sandy. why one town is having to force people into making repairs. and how an app can turn you into an online carp yoonist. >> thank you. see you then. >> britney spears music has seen criticism over the years but nothing like this. >> several hit songs being used to scare off somali pirates. >> that is the what sends pirates race waying the british navy prefers to use songs instead of guns. >> naf yat security says they thought pirates would hate it the most. it may be working. tacks are down so far this year. not when she wants to hear >> nochlt that is going to do it for us. thanks for watching. >>> welcome to "world news." tonight under fire, the white house fighting on two fronts, new calls to totally change the way america spies. and did president obama break a key promise to all americans about his health care plan. >>> hurricane sandy one year later, the families with their amazing survival stories, but are we ready for the next super storm? >>> made in america, you heard it here first, those oly
to sign -- have to sign up for a new plan through obamacare. >>> the national director is defending a plan of spying. he says it is common practice to make sure what the leaders are saying gels with what is actually going on. he also said allies have spied on u.s. officials, but cropper denied media reports of phone and email records are collected directly from u.s. citizens. >> what we do not do is spy unlawfully on americans or spy discriminately on the citizens of any company. we only spy for valid foreign intelligence purposes as authorized by law. >> the white house says president obama has ordered a full review of the program is considering changes. >>> new jersey governor marked the one year anniversary of superstorm sandy with a state- wide prayer service in newark. exactly one year ago, superstorm sandy barreled into the northeast causing $60 billion in damage. the second most costly in history. many coastal towns in new york and new jersey will be holding candle light vigils tonight. >>> well, halloween all about ghosts and goblins, but it is the economy that's spooking people th
. that's not a yes or no. >> she is prohibited from getting insurance through an obamacare exchange because she is 65 and a medicare recipient. >>> a south bay man is convicted of driving under the influence of ambien. chp officers pulled over feef ven fernandez -- over steven fernandez. they say he did poorly on a field sobriety test even though they didn't detect alcohol. but a blood test showed he had the sleep aid ambien in his system. he said he was sleep driving. the prosecutor in the case says the evidence proved otherwise. >> the jury watched a video taken from the california highway patrol vehicle of the initial interaction with him. for about two hours he was able to engage with the officers as to why he says he was going to the hospital. he said he was going to the hospital and why he thought a per description -- being under the influence of a prescription should constitute a dui. >> the sleep driving defense is becoming more people for people taking sleep medication. it is a real thing, but experts say very rare. >>> it is a a lonely layover. coming up, what forced a bay
an obamacare exchange because she is 65 and a medicare recipient. >>> a south bay man is convicted of driving under the influence of ambien. chp officers pulled over feef ven fernandez -- over steven fernandez. they say he did poorly on a field sobriety test even though they didn't detect alcohol. but a blood test showed he had the sleep aid ambien in his system. he said he was sleep driving. the prosecutor in the case says the evidence proved otherwise. >> the jury watched a video taken from the california highway patrol vehicle of the initial interaction with him. for about two hours he was able to engage with the officers as to why he says he was going to the hospital. he said he was going to the hospital and why he thought a per description -- being under the influence of a prescription should constitute a dui. >> the sleep driving defense is becoming more people for people taking sleep medication. it is a real thing, but experts say very rare. >>> it is a a lonely layover. coming up, what forced a bay area-bound plane to land on a remote alaskan an island. live from sfo where those passe
and the wagon based on crash tests. >>> and obamacare is getting poor reviews from some of the people it's intended to helicopter open. new survey finds only one in 10 uninsured americans say the affordable care act is improving their health insurance situation. the say also finds despite the hundreds of millions of dollars spent promoting the program, 47% of uninsured americans say they don't know where to get information or how it will effect them. now, on the positive side, most americans are showing interest in bay -- obamacare. >>> while halloween is a fun night for kids, it can be extra scary for parents. a couple new apps are aimed at taking a bit of that fright out of the night. gps based apps keeps tabs on the wolframly. if kids go their separate ways, the app allows families to share real time locations like mess annals like come home or enough candy. come home. the id app allows parents to create digital profiles for children with information like height, weight or photos just in case a child does go missing. perfect for the very protective parent, there is a pumpkin carving
questions congress has for the administration official at the center of the troubled obamacare >>> covering novato, oakland, sunnyvale and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> it was a year ago today that the super storm sandy slammed into the eastern seaboard changing the lives of millions. sandy left neighborhoods destroyed and washing homes into the ocean. we are joined by a reporter in new jersey. let's begin with progress. a lot of federal money was appropriated but is it getting to those who need it? >> good morning, there are a lot of signs of progress along the east coast. a local newspaper said "ready to move open i that is the message. at this beach, this boardwalk is new and they raised the sand to protect the rising waters but a lot of 9 aid $50 billion which congress passed to get to the residents is not in the hands of the homeowners to construct new homes. $65 billion in damage was allotted and people are talking about red tape and long lines and complicated politicians. there were a lot of chances after katrina and how aid is given out. people are having a difficult time g
to answer questions of the faulty rollout of obamacare. >> the investigation into the bizarre disappearance and death of a san francisco hospital patient continues. >> later, oprah's favorite things at a yard sale. it is benefiting a good cause. >> i-80 through berkeley, a crash is causing a big so before the first sneeze help protect with a spray before the first tissue help defend with a wipe. and help prevent with lysol to get 10x more protection with each hand wash and kill 99.9% of germs around the house. this season, go beyond cleaning to help protect your family with lysol. start healthing. >>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> at 6:00, new details on the investigation into the woman found dead at a san francisco hospital. the mystery now surrounding the employee who reported seeing the patient days before the body was discovered. >> the largest city in the bay area wants to crackdown on a growing problem, san jose wants to storm officers from leaving the we police officer after they pay $170,000 to train them. a top member in washington, dc, of the obama ad
of the obamacare website. thanks if joining us on this wednesday. >> first up, we will get you a prehalloween forecast. >> good morning, everyone. live doppler 7 hd shows a lack of radar returns and clouds. we have a few out there with fog in the in the bay. watch out for that. the day planner, the bay is partly cloudy with temperatures at 48. we will be in the upper 50's at noon with high clouds and sun and bright we today. we will top out in the low-to-mid 60's at 4:00 and 57 at 7:00. inland, fog in the north and upper 30's to low 40's in most neighbors and 60 at noon and mid-60's below average this afternoon. dress warmly in the evening. we will drop into the 50's. at the coast, it is dry. a few clouds. it will be 46. mostly sunny in the afternoon, mid-to-upper 60's. enjoy. >> we have heavy remark with berkeley trying to recover at this hour along the east shore freeway with heavy traffic over the altamont pass. focusing on the berkeley drive westbound along 80 through richmond toward emeryville it is 19 miles per hour for a top speed and the usually accident involving five vehicles caused
the option to retreat. >>> the blame game over the obamacare website continues this morning. the woman in charge of that office that created healthcare.gov testifies before congress less than an hour from now. as ktvu's chi la campbell reports from the washington, d.c. newsroom, lawmakers want to know when she knew the website was in trouble. kyla? >> reporter: pam, this marks the first time we'll hear from marilyn taviner. she is the administrator for services or cms. now cms is the branch of the health and human services department in charge of creating healthcare.gov. they brought in contractors to help build the website. those contractors testified before congress last week saying the administration wanted last-minute changes to healthcare.gov. the contractors say they warned cms of the risks involved with launching the website october 1st. today, lawmakers want to know when she knew these problems existed and why she and other officials at cms decided to have healthcare.gov go live anyway. that hearing gets underway in about 45 minutes. i'll be watching live and i'll have highlig
consensus out there that the rollout of obamacare has been a flop and lately top officials involved have been all appearing up on capitol hill. >> we turn now to former san francisco mayor willie brown and our very own phil matier. you know, guys, kathleen sebelius came out and said, i am responsible. but she essentially is taking the hit for the administration. >> she is taking more than the hit. she is taking the full fire squad right now. >> she volunteered. how about that? she walks in and says, hey, nobody else can do anything about it. it's my fault. >> how many times did she apologize? >> at least six times in the first minute. >> i know. she is going for the guinness book of world records. >> no question. >> is she being the fall guy? is she taking the dive for the entire administration? >> what do you mean taking a dive? that's not -- stop. obamacare, affordable care, technological problems associated with this has nothing to do with the quality of the care. >> when you have only two people signing up on day one and according to cbs news 248 by day 2, that is a miserable miserab
members who allegedly walked out on their patients. >> also, the latest glitches on the obamacare website. >> today the end result will be a rather cool day. >>> the wild side. lou reed died yesterday in new york at 71. remember the velvet underground in the 60s. he had a solo career. lou read died of complications of a liver transplant. he was called the father of indy rock. >>> drivers can expect winter driving conditions in the sierra. a wind advisory is in effect until 4:00 this afternoon. up to 8 inches of snow and chains are required up to the donner lake interchange. >>> more information about the obama administration about telling more about the number of people who have been able to sign up online for health care coverage. they are due to appear on the committee on wednesday. she is expected to get complaints from the public about the roll out on the website. the latest tonight on the website and the problems the network service provided by verizon. also obama will attend the new center, his attorney general he is accused of wireless wiretapping. cohen is replacing robert. >>> th
glitches on the obamacare website. >>> we have a high wind advisory for another bridge coming up. >>> many locations are seeing a rapid decrease in the breeze. but the snow in the sierras is a big deal and will we see more rain in the forecast, coming up. >>> music lovers from across the globe mourning the death of one of the most influential song writers. lou reed died in new york. he led the underground in the 60s and had a solo career. he died of complications from a recent liver transplant. he's the father of indy rock. >>> chevron asks for approving to modernize it's recovery. it could increase gas house emission. it would be making it more competitive. >>> the senate holds a hearing about the pg & e pipeline. it's after the san carlos brought it back online. the leak calls the explosion in san bruno which caused an explosion. >>> governor brown is scheduled to announce a multi-statement agreement to apply climate change. the agreement is between oregon and washington state to premier in columbia for new standards to reducing greenhouse gases. the agreement is very significant because
because of the disastrous rollout of obamacare. >> reporter: in prepared testimony, secretary sebelius blamed contractors hired to build the website for the centers for medicare and medicaid services or cms. she says unfortunately a subset of those contracts for healthcare.gov have not met expectations. >> do you swear that the testimony you are -- >> reporter: but in testimony last week, those contractors said the real problem was with cms, which demanded last-minute changes and did not allow enough time to fully test the website. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: ed head of cms says fixes since the launch have improved the website. >> you're saying the system right now is working? >> it's working, just not at the speed we want and at the success rate we wanted. >> reporter: contractors say they warned the obama administration about the glitches weeks before the launch. members of congress say they want to know when sebelius first learned of the problems and who did she tell. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> presid
for the obamacare website mess? well, here is what health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius told a congressional committee today. >> who was in charge as it was being -- >> the team was involved. >> who is in charge. >> michelle snyder. >> michelle snider is the one responsible for this debacle. >> well, excuse me, congresswoman, michelle snyder is not responsible for the debalkable. hold me accountable for the debacle. i'm responsible. >> sebelius apologized to the american people for the problems with the rollout and promised things would be fixed by the end of november. >>> explosive allegations against a state senator. how he is accused of youthing his kids for kickbacks. >> and the traffic ticket that one california driver just got slapped with. >> weather today was a treat with sunshine, highs in the upper 60s. how about halladay and beyond? -- halloween and beyond? your forecast next. >> this is how you celebrate halloween in style. ♪ at kaiser permanente we've reduced serious heart attacks by 62%, which makes days with grandpa jack 100% more possible. join us at kp.org
to the obamacare fallout and the government shut down. they estimate americans will spend about a billion dollars less on costumes, masks and decorations. psychologist kate yaro says lower halloween sales are good indicators that the all- important holiday sell will fall short. >> it is showing us consumers are a little bit wary and guarded. >> she says while holiday sales will not be like last year's banner season, they won't be as bad as years with high unemployment. >> in case we have to evacuate, we have a plan of attack. ♪ with no exits on this airplane, exits the in the front. >> and two in the back. >> and virgin america has figured out a way to get passengers to pay attention to its safety video. it has turned it into new music video. starting november first virgin american passengers will heat a flight attendant rapping and singing the free flight safety instructions. delta has produced two new safety videos with holiday themes. southwest is using more humor. >> people will pay attention. >> yeah. >> they're thinking out of the box. right now the airline industry could use a couple cud
subsidized insurance rates under obamacare. but equally important is the free care that's now available to many more people under med e cal, the state's version of medicaid. michael finney tells us what it takes to qualify. >> nora is get hearing blood sugar level checked. this preventative care is something she might not have done in the past. >> i couldn't afford it. this is really, you know, caused a lot of problems in the family because it's not only me, it's my family, my husband, my kids and my grandson. >> nora is one of an estimated 2 million new patients in california who are now eligible for med-i-cal under the affordable care act. it used to be limited for those under the poverty level. that was for families. for a family of four that's $23,050 or less a year. now med-i-cal has been expanded to include adults without children and a family of four would qualify if it had an annual income of less than $32,500. brenda shipp is the chief operating officer for lifelong medical care has 15 health clinics around the bay area. >> this is huge. this is really, really huge. i mean, bec
't sound familiar. hmm. obamacare website.... a tennessee state senator gotn his own jab in at the . >>> just 48 hours after cathleen sebelius office capitol hill defending the obama care website, a senator got in his own jab at her. she was at the library on friday and a republican senator, brian kelsey, handed her a copy of websites for dummies, according to the paper that snapped the photo, you see her quickly passing the book off to an aid. the website is expected to be back online today after some weekend maintenance. >> and despite the apology from the president, the glitches seem to be the focus going on by criticism, and especially from republicans. we sat down with political reporter joe garafoli and willie brown and said okay. this is a program that is going to go across the nation and is going to affect millions of people. will it be the one that defines the obama administration and democrats for years to come? >> absolutely. this is going to be the gift that keeps on giving for republicans. it's not like a scandal that is here and gone tomorrow, it's something
are helping fix the obamacare website. google and oracle are among the companies lending experts to the white house to debug the problems. the website has been plagued with glitches since its debut at the beginning of the month. the health and human services secretary promised to have things ironed out by the end of november. >>> the roller coaster for facebook stock continues today. here's a look at the stock's journey from ipo to close today. an announcement yesterday sent the stocks soaring. the company record better-than- expected earnings and strong mobile usage. >>> one thing spooked investors. our ryan takeo shows why some worry if facebook can hold the attention of young teens. >> reporter: at walnut creek's cream, it's clear to see some customers social media tastes are changing. take charlie miller for example. >> 14. >> reporter: he quit facebook. his mom just talked to his sister about it. >> just after the other day did you use facebook very much, it's pretty much not for teenagers anymore. >> reporter: that's the fear for some facebook investors that young teens are moving to s
. i'm responsible. >> reporter: democrats say the website has its faults but obamacare is working. the focus shifted at times to people losing their health insurance policies after president obama promised people to keep their plans if they liked them. kathleen sebelius said some existing plans don't meet the requirement of the affordable care act but argue people have access to options. that is if they can get on the website which had error messages for users just this morning. kathleen sebelius said access to healthcare.gov has been a frustrating process for millions of americans. >> i'm as frustrated and angry as anyone, with the flawed lawn. of healthcare.gov. let me say directly to these americans. you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: healthcare.gov will get positive press. president obama is heading to boston where he will be promoting the website this afternoon. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 8:16. police in south carolina say six people were shot to death at a home in greenwood county after a domestic dispute. the bodies of now adults
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